About this project
Deep in the Incan jungle you find a lost temple, on top of the temple stands a square stone altar with a small totem in the centre. It is surrounded by 16 carved tiles. Examining them closely you discover an intricate series of mechanisms that allow the tiles to switch places and turn over revealing a stone side and a gold side to each. Carvings on each side of the pillar indicate that a sequence of 4 key patterns must be made with the tiles to open the temple. Can you be the first to unlock the secrets of Codinca?
We know you are going to love playing Codinca so to give you all a chance to try out this great game before you pledge we have created a free downloadable “Print & Play” version which is now available on our web site. So with a little bit or printing and cutting you could soon be sitting down with a friend (or two, or three) to enjoy your first game of Codinca. We are pretty certain it will not be your last. DOWNLOAD
REVIEW OF PRINT'n'PLAY
Each player has four double-sided tiles in play on the board, each with a gold side and a stone side. To win they must move and flip their tiles to match the four patterns shown on Key Discs which are drawn at the beginning of the game.
It sounds easy doesn’t it? However in order to move one of your tiles you must switch its position with another tile, usually that of an opponent. In addition to that move, on each turn each player may also flip over any one of the sixteen tiles anywhere on the board. This means that you are not the only player with the ability to affect your tiles on the board.
With a basic turn of switch one tile & flip one tile combined with the ability to buy a limited number of more complex actions like block-rotates, double-switches or line-pushes and the option to use the ‘Lock Totem’ to lock lines or blocks of tiles on the board, Codinca is a battle of wits to see who can match their key patterns first and unlock the temple of Codinca.
For more details on how to play Codinca watch the game-play video or check out the full rules at the link below.
A live recorded video of a three-player game of Codinca - under 13 minutes from start to finish - fantastic!
Production quality is important to us. We set the bar pretty high with our first game “Guards! Guards! a Discworld Board Game, and Codinca will be another great quality game. The sixteen playing tiles will be made in painted wood with the elemental symbols screen printed and sealed on both sides. They will be around 27mm x 27mm x 6mm in size which gives a nice chunky, tactile feel to the game when played. The punched pieces will be supplied on 2mm boards, litho printed to the highest quality and then linen embossed. The playing board will be produced as a linen backed bi-fold board, again printed to the highest quality. Codinca will come in an A5 size box and each game will come with several zip-lock bags for storing the pieces and tokens in once un-boxed.
In 2012 we produced a limited edition pre-release version of Codinca that we took to Spiel in Essen. The response we received was fantastic. We were totally inundated for the four days at the show with people playing Codinca, and then coming back to play again, and then bringing their friends to the stand so they could play it. We sold almost all of the 150 copies we had taken and the rest we gave out to reviewers and bloggers to get their response to Codinca. This is what they said:
Special individually hand-carved polished stones
As a special treat we are offering a limited quantity of sets (50) of stunning individually hand-carved polished natural stones. Each stone is personally hand-carved from a larger block of stone, then hand-engraved, hand-painted and polished. Each set comes in its own beautiful little velvet bag.
We'll be ecstatic to get Codinca funded, but we do have some cool ideas for stretch goals. Our first idea is this awesome totem piece
With your help we can reach our initial goal and beyond!
With Game Salute Local Support, you can pledge for Codinca here AND support your local store. Simply select your favorite local store when you complete the pledge manager when Codinca is ready to ship and your pledge will benefit the store just as if you purchased the game there. For more details, visit www.GameSalute.com/LocalSupport You can use GameStoreLocator.com to find a store near you. If your favorite store is not on the list, be sure to ask them to sign up today at GameStoreLocator.com
Risks and challenges
As we enter the crowdfunding phase, Codinca is virtually "Print Ready". We already have the master copy of the sculpted Incan Totem stretch goal, ready for production. We will only have a limited number of enhancements, one being the individually hand-carved polished stones so these are built into the production times too. We have linked up with Game Salute for this project, to make sure we fulfill our obligations to you, the customer. We have set an extended delivery date to be on the safe side. Every game project is subject to potential production delays, but we believe we've allowed enough wiggle-room for Codinca.
The final challenge is getting the game and rewards out to the backers. Game Salute is well versed in Kickstarter reward fulfillment and are ready to meet this challenge with us for Codinca.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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